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Warsaw Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 211 students

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3 stars

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Posted November 5, 2012

I'm a proud graduate of the class of 2012. I was able to get a year worth of college credit done during my junior and senior years because of duel credit programs through Carl Sandburg, saving my family money. The schools standards are good and very above average for the surrounding community. Great sports and FBLA and FFA chapters. Only problem is that the lousy and untalented music programs were treated with undue respect and unnecessary funding while our sports suffered disrespect and had stagnant funding. Thankfully there is a new principal and superintendent who both are from the area and knows what best for Warsaw. The future is bright academically and athletically for the school and will be in my opinion the best school to send your kids too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2012

The teachers are very nice and are very good at what they do. how ever the school is horrible! The Special education program was eliminated to give more money to the football team and My daughter was a above average student until the special education was cut she then struggled to graduate her last year. My daughter is having a very difficult time getting into colleges she want to go to because of the poor education she received. she attended a community college and they told her that she is no where near a college level education or even a high school sophomore education. she is now struggling very hard to get were she wants to be ( she wants to go to graduate school, maybe law school) but because she is having to redo pretty much her whole high school career she may not be able to do those things because of time. It will take her 7 years to receive a 4 year degree. I truly regret sending my children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I was very pleased with my education at Warsaw High school but I am sad to say that I am having to drop it rating to average because that are cut part of the music program. Music is just as important if not more important as sports and Warsaw school officials fail to see that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

This school is great for your kids. all the teachers are nice, your kids will be warmly welcomed and i kno that they will love our sports =) i highly recomend this school
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female48%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income33%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female56%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income53%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income33%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

87.8%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Nauvoo Junior High
Colleges most students attend after graduation Western Illinois University
Carl Sandburg College
Southeastern Community College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Electrical

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:20pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bob Gound
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Some are co-op w/Hamilton
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Some are co-op w/Hamilton
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Environmental Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Student council/government
  • Warsaw Academic Society
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Many of our students leave WHS as sophomores in college. They jump-start their post-secondary education with dual-credit classes. All dual-credit coursed are offerd in-house and taught by college professors. They are able to complete 4-year degrees in three years, many times. Our votec offerings, combined with dual-credit, often allow that students who might not have otherwise gone on to college, try a class or two at WHS and find that they can be successful.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Nauvoo Junior High

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Western Illinois University
Carl Sandburg College
Southeastern Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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340 S 11th St
Warsaw, IL 62379
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Phone: (217) 256-4281

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